Ethnobotany Test One • Name:


Place the letter for the correct name of the plant under the picture of the plant. Write the name in your language (local name), if any. Write down a use for the plant in Micronesia.

Plant names

  1. Bird's Nest Fern
  2. Cyanobacteria
  3. Lycopodium
  4. Microsorum scolopendria
  5. Moss
  6. Vittaria
nostoc mossa
Found on rocky ground in the sun.Found near rivers, on trees, and in the shade.
1. _____2._____
Local name:Local name:
lycopodium asplenium
Found on sunny hilltops beyond the gymFound growing on trees
3. _____4._____
Local name:Local name:
Local use:Local use:
gob (27K) 1870 (26K)
Found growing on trees, including coconut palms.Found growing on trees, always hangs down.
5. _____6. _____
Local name:Alis in Nahnseu sed (Pohnpei only)
Local use:Local use:
  1. Put the following into order from the botanically most "primitive" to most "evolved": cyanobacteria, ferns, lycopodium, mosses.
  2. Mosses are unusual among plants in that the green part we see is haploid. All other plants we encounter in this course are diploid. What do the terms haploid and diploid mean?
  3. Can we tell by looking the difference between male and female moss plants?
  4. Where can I find Nostoc?
  5. What is the name, in your language, of the green slime balls that are found on rocks in the lawn, the one which dries up and turns black in the sun?
  6. What does strobili mean?
  7. Short essay: The mosses, lycopodium, and ferns we have been studying are united by some common features. What are those common features?